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Two Crane Mishaps in
Trying to Recover the Same Submerged Car
Summary of the eRumor The eRumor includes a
series of pictures surrounding a car that appears to have gone off a
dock into the water.
At first, a crane tried to pull the car from the water and onto the
dock but appears to have toppled into the water too.
Then a second crane successfully salvages the car but appears to
topple over while trying to pull the previous crane out of the
These pictures are on several sites
on the Internet.
The consensus seems to be that this happened in Ireland, although we
have not confirmed that.
The final picture that shows the second crane overturned appears to
be a hoax.
There are several indications:
...The shadow of the mirror over the windshield of the crane is no
different in the tilted position than in the upright position.
...The background of the picture of the tilted second crane is the
same as one of the pictures of the first crane (note the people
standing on the right side of the picture).
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Being part Irish, I can understand why I had so much trouble in
This could explain why there have been no worldwide awards to Irish
OK, the Guiness may have had some bearing on it too.....
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